Sydney bassist Mark Costa is proud to present his debut CD, "Textures". This CD features eight original compositions written by Mark with a fresh contemporary jazz sound comparable to the Yellowjackets, Pat Metheny and Tribal Tech. Through his post-graduate studies of the Schillinger System, Mark has found a new compositional voice that blends his love of jazz, funk and latin rhythms with rich melodic and harmonic textures. Mark is joined by an all-star group of musicians - James Muller (guitar), Bill Risby (keyboards), Gordon Rytmeister (drums) and Tony Azzopardi (percussion) - who have individually played with the biggest names in Australian jazz and pop music. Over the last twenty five years, Mark has become one of the most respected and in-demand bassists in Australia with an impressive list of live and recording credits. These include The Temptations, Tom Jones, Go West, Chris Isaak, Marcia Hines, Margaret Urlich, Kulcha and legendary Basement favourites "Supermarket" among many others. Since 2003, Mark has been the bassist/arranger for the hit television series "Australian Idol".